Shannon, Alabama

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Shannon, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Shannon Post Office
Shannon Post Office
Shannon, Alabama is located in Alabama
Shannon, Alabama
Shannon, Alabama
Shannon, Alabama is located in the US
Shannon, Alabama
Shannon, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194Coordinates: 33°24′19″N 86°52′19″W / 33.40528°N 86.87194°W / 33.40528; -86.87194
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35142
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 126626[1]

Shannon is a small unincorporated community located in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, between Birmingham and northwest Hoover named after John James Shannon, a mine operator.[2] A post office first opened under the name Shannon in 1915.[3] The town is home to a coal mine owned by the Drummond Company.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shannon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 126. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Anthony Effinger, Matthew Bristow, Alabama Billionaire Battles Murder Suits as Prices Ebb, Bloomberg Business, July 16, 2013